Chapter 7 Part 1

Neoplasia gerbils mongolian gerbil meriones

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Unformatted text preview: •  Cannot vomit •  Requires emergency veterinary decompression •  Malocclusion •  •  •  •  Open- rooted, continuously growing teeth Anorexia and excessive salivation Animal needs teeth trimmed at monthly intervals Hereditary •  Animals with malocclusion should not be bred Chinchillas •  Common diseases •  Integumentary diseases •  Dermatophytosis (ringworm) •  Bite wounds •  Streptococcus and Staphylococcus infections •  Fur rings •  Prevent penis from retracting •  Can result in urinary obstruction and death Chinchillas •  Common diseases •  Bacterial disease •  Pneumonia •  Gastrointestinal bacterial pathogens •  Listeria •  Highly susceptible to Listeria monocytogenes •  Treatment usually ineffective once symptoms seen •  Conjunctivitis •  Inflammation of eyelids •  Topical treatment is usually effective •  Parasitic diseases •  Cryptosporidium and Giardia •  Neoplasia Gerbils •  Mongolian gerbil •  Meriones unguiculatus •  Most common pet gerbil •  AKA: •  •  •  •  Jird Clawed jird Sand rat Desert rat ...
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2014 for the course AVS 201 taught by Professor Mallilo during the Spring '11 term at Rhode Island.

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